Identity theft accounts for ‘majority of data breaches’

Theft of identities along with personal information still accounts for the majority of data breaches, a new global survey by Gemalto has found. According to the 2015 Breach Level Index (BLI), identity theft accounted for 53% of all data breaches as well as 40% of “all compromised records” last year. Jason Hart, vice president and … More Identity theft accounts for ‘majority of data breaches’

Is your valentine for real? Six signs you might be falling for an online dating scam

With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, millions will be looking for love online. Whether it’s Tinder, OkCupid or Match.com, the sad but true reality is that online dating is a hotbed of tricks, lies and scams. They say that love is blind, but if your eyes are open to these common warning signs, there’s a … More Is your valentine for real? Six signs you might be falling for an online dating scam

CyberThreats Daily: How to Protect Your Identity Online

Cybercriminals have their scamming efforts made easy if they can get hold of any personal info of the potential victim. Since we recently warned of social engineering scams hitting Ireland, here are some tips on protecting your identity. Identity Theft Resource Center suggests the following tips to protect your identity online: Use the highest level … More CyberThreats Daily: How to Protect Your Identity Online